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  • Larkspur votes down recreational pot

    by Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    When Larkspur voted against legalizing recreational marijuana sales by an almost a 3-to-1 margin Tuesday, not many in the town of almost 200 people were surprised. After all, the Douglas County town's voters had denied a bid to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in 2010. And less...

  • Colorado Springs council vote paves the way for pothole fixes

    by Monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Potholes in Colorado Springs will get more than a simple patch after the Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to take $2 million from the city's reserve fund to pay for the road repairs. Maintenance crews will begin work citywide this summer, digging dreaded potholes down to...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities one of few public utilities to win special designation

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities has received the Diamond Level Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Association. The city-owned utility said in a news release Tuesday that it is one of just 94 of the 2,000 public power utilities in the U.S. to earn the...

  • Concentrated marijuana under review in Colorado

    IVAN MORENO, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

      DENVER — When people buy marijuana from a store in Colorado, the ounce they can walk out the door with is fairly easy to measure. Not so when the pot is in concentrated form, perhaps baked into a cookie or brownie. Colorado may change that. A bill pending in the state...

  • Colorado Springs City Council hears plea to include mini goats as pets

    by MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Monycka Snowbird's two miniature goats produce about 14 gallons of milk each month for her family. If she bought that milk in a grocery store, it would cost about $224, she said. Not only is goat milk expensive, it's important to Snowbird that she produce her own food. Snowbird...

  • Colorado Springs City Council will decide on pothole repair

    by monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will decide Tuesday if it wants to take $2 million from the city's emergency fund to pay for pothole repair. Steve Cox, chief of staff for Mayor Steve Bach, asked the council Monday to consider taking the money out of the city's reserve fund to pay...

  • Colorado to start spending marijuana taxes

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    DENVER — After months of uncertainty about marijuana and its tax potential, Colorado lawmakers start work Tuesday deciding how to spend pot taxes. Voters have already decided to spend the first $40 million on school construction, but anything beyond that is up to lawmakers to...

  • Death of teacher tenure bill means court showdown is likely

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com The Gazeete -
    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER - Any chance for a compromise outside of court over a teacher tenure squabble all but disappeared Monday as both sides dug in their heels on the last remaining chance for a deal - a bill that, as drafted, sided with teachers' unions. The Colorado Education Association filed...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper scales back marijuana tax prediction

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER — Citing uncertainty in the marijuana market, Colorado's governor has ratcheted back his projection on how much tax the newly legal drug could produce. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper planned to present his scaled-back request to lawmakers on Tuesday. Hickenlooper said...

  • Colorado gubernatorial candidate's plan for health care includes 'free-market' option on American Indian reservations

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve House is unveiling a plan to help Americans circumvent mainstream health care regulations by allowing patients to go to clinics and hospitals on Indian reservations. The idea, according to a prepared statement released Sunday by the House...

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